Climate scientists create Caribbean drought atlas

Cornell atmospheric scientists have developed the first-of-its-kind, high-resolution Caribbean drought atlas, with data going back to 1950. Concurrently, the researchers confirmed the region’s 2013-16 drought was the most severe in 66 years due to consistently higher temperatures – a hint that climate change is to blame. Because of its topographic complexity, the new atlas delivers critical […]

Cornell startup, Rosie App, wins Business of the Year award

ITHACA, N.Y. – Rosie Applications is a young startup making a big impact in downtown Ithaca. Founded in 2012, Rosie has become an industry-leading grocery shopping platform for mobile and web by allowing independent grocery stores to sell online. At its annual awards dinner Jan. 26, the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce recognized Rosie Applications […]

COP21 side event: Tackling food security and climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

WHAT:“Climate Change, Agroecology, Nutrition and Food Security: Critical Lessons from Project Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa” WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 3, 16:00 – 17:30 WHERE: COP 21, Paris-Le Bourget, France – Africa Pavilion, Hall 3, Conference Rooms in Stand 28 MEDIA NOTE: Participants must possess an official United Nations delegate badge with blue zone access to attend events in the Africa Pavilion. […]

Obama’s climate action could protect food supply

Michael Hoffmann, director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Change & Agriculture, says President Obama’s plan to lower carbon dioxide is a step in the right direction to protect our abundant and diverse food supply. Hoffmann says: “I think that the actions taken by the President are very appropriate and critically important. If we continue […]